Many of our students catch a bus to school each day. Bus services cover a wide area, including Hampton in Arden, Meriden and certain areas of Coventry. Bus Services to Heart of England School are operated by the following companies and the most up to date information can be found on their websites. Students travelling from Marston Green will need to access train services to Berkswell Station.
We have appointed Ridley’s Coaches to run our three bus services from Coventry to school, please see routes below. The cost of a bus pass for the 2022-2023 academic year is £500. Current students will be invited to purchase their pass for the Autumn term during June 2022.
New Year 7 students – please email us on email@example.com by 22 June 2022 if you want to apply for a pass for your child on either of these three routes. Please specify your child’s name and which bus service you require. We will add the cost of the first term’s pass to each student’s Parentpay account in September. Passes will be handed out to students on their first day of school in September.
Claribels have now gone into receivership and all buses have been cancelled so this is now run by Meadway Coaches.
Contact details for the 182/183 on Meadway should be direct to Solihull council via
Routes and timetables for the 182 and 183 services are available on the following links:
Routes and timetable for the 89 public service.
For students who live within the Solihull Metropolitan Borough to qualify for travel assistance the child must meet all of criteria 1, 2 and 3:
All enquiries should initially be sent to:
More comprehensive information and an application form can be found at:
Students not entitled to a free bus pass may purchase a bus pass from Heart of England School.
High standards of behaviour are expected at all times to ensure safety when students are travelling on buses. We know that most of you behave well on the journey to and from school, but sometimes the behaviour of a few can make the journey unpleasant or dangerous for others. Action will be taken to support and discipline students who choose to ignore our non-negotiables in school or off site.
The behaviour of students will be monitored by the bus driver and any unacceptable behaviour will be reported to the school, this may result in disciplinary measures such as restrictions being placed on the student and their use of use of school transport.
In severe cases to ensure everyone’s safety, a student may be banned from using the school bus. In this instance parents/carers would need to make alternative transport arrangements.
To ensure that everyone stays safe the following behaviours should be adhered to:
At 3.25pm, the end of each school day, students using buses should assemble on the school yard where they will be supervised by staff. Students will be released in an orderly manner as their bus arrives. If a student misses the bus the school will take steps to ensure that they are transported home safely, which may initially involve students making a phone call to parents. Students are not allowed to leave the premises if they miss their bus, without first consulting with Mr Hawkws or their Pastoral Manager.
Please note that all information is correct at time of going to press.